Storm Drain Marking Program

The Town of Apex storm drain marking program is a great hands-on opportunity for volunteers to help educate their community about the importance of pollution prevention.

Young man and woman in orange safety vests marking a storm drain

Many Town residents are not aware that stormwater runoff which enters the storm drains (curb inlets) is not treated at a treatment plant. The runoff flows directly into our creeks, rivers and lakes.

Purpose of Drain Marking

This program allows volunteers to adhere watershed specific markers on storm drains to remind all of us that stormwater runoff can wash the following into our local surface waters:

  • Fertilizers
  • Litter
  • Oil and other automobile fluids
  • Pesticides
  • Pet Waste
  • Sediment

Remember, only rain down the drain!

Volunteer Information


The Town will provide you and/or your group with all storm drain marking supplies, safety equipment and Storm Drain Marking Guidelines (PDF).

Age & Liability

All volunteers are requested to be at least 10 years of age and should be supervised by one or more adults. The town also requires all volunteers to sign a liability waiver. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to have their parents sign the waiver.

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Applying to Volunteer

If you and/or your group are interested in volunteering in this program, please do the following:

  1. Complete the Storm Drain Marking Application (PDF)
  2. Complete the Release and Indemnity Agreement (Waiver) (PDF) for each participant
  3. Submit to the Stormwater & Utility Engineering Division to schedule your storm drain marking event

Event Completion

Once your event is complete, please fill out and submit the Storm Drain Marking Field Data Sheet (PDF).